eCite Digital Repository

Action and anxiety: the long history of settler protest about the nature of Australian colonization


Reynolds, H, Action and anxiety: the long history of settler protest about the nature of Australian colonization, Settler Colonial Studies, 4, (4) pp. 334-339. ISSN 2201-473X (2014) [Refereed Article]

Copyright Statement

Copyright 2014 Taylor & Francis

DOI: doi:10.1080/2201473X.2014.911650


From the earliest years of settlement there were people who heard what one of them called the ‘whispering in their hearts’ or moral anxiety about the nature of Australian settlement. This often had a religious base and became related with the crusade against slavery. There were always people who made themselves unpopular by attacking the way Australian settlement unfolded and the violence on the frontier. They often appealed to opinion overseas and particularly in Britain. In the twentieth century, there was a very productive era of activism linking overseas humanitarian organizations, local activists, unions, the communist party and the Aborigines often in remote areas.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:settlers, Australia, protests, colonization
Research Division:History and Archaeology
Research Group:Historical Studies
Research Field:Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)
Objective Division:Cultural Understanding
Objective Group:Understanding Past Societies
Objective Field:Understanding Australia's Past
UTAS Author:Reynolds, H (Professor Henry Reynolds)
ID Code:126498
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:Office of the School of Humanities
Deposited On:2018-06-14
Last Modified:2018-08-23

Repository Staff Only: item control page